Staying In Touch

Staying In Touch

by Joy Casey, written while in Ethiopia When I travel to Ethiopia, we ask adoptive moms to send letters and pictures for me to give to their child’s birth family. Having walked through a relinquished adoption with these dear ladies and then seeing them year after...
Rescued!

Rescued!

by Joy Casey I feel put on the spot when a fellow believer asks me, “Where have you seen God at work today?”  I hem and haw and try to think of something profound.  The truth, however, is that I generally charge through my day with little awareness of the nuggets God...
Abandon a Baby? Why??

Abandon a Baby? Why??

by Joy Casey A note popped up in my inbox today telling me that a baby has been added to our Joyful Place orphanage.  I opened the email and read the details of this baby girl’s hard beginning.  I noticed her weight is low and she is noticeably weak. Attached to the...
Thanks for an amazing year!

Thanks for an amazing year!

What a year this has been for hundreds in Ethiopia thanks to your generosity! So many  NEW LIFE STORIES! From fear to settled peace. From anger to humble praise. From bondage to freedom in Christ. From illiteracy to endless possibilities. From abandonment to being...
Off to a Great Start

Off to a Great Start

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia written 11/3/19 Jason and I had an uneventful flight, always a good thing.  We left Seattle at midnight for Chicago, then a 17-hour non-stop flight from Chicago to Addis Ababa, the capitol of Ethiopia.  Not only did we gain a day crossing a...
Bridging a Chasm

Bridging a Chasm

by Joy Casey in Ethiopia My flight to Ethiopia on Wednesday, I am happy to report, was uneventful.  Got out of the airport at 8:30 in the morning hauling three 50# bags plus a computer bag, grateful to be welcomed by my longtime friend and colleague, Abebe.  We...